Billy Mayerl 1935

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - BILLY MAYERL - the famous B.B.C. and Variety star on the world's largest piano". (may not be correct - timecode obscures titles on vhs copy).

    London.

    Various shots of Billy Mayerl in white tie and tails, playing a huge grand piano. He tells us this is the largest grand piano in the world, weighing over a ton and measuring over 12 feet in length (piano is made by 'Challen').

    He then plays a jaunty little tune - there is no paperwork for this issue so cannot find out what it is called.

    Amendment May 2011:
    The song being played is 'Ace of Hearts' by Billy Mayerl

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38799
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1114.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:37:00 / 01:08:12:00
    Canister:
    PT 260
    Sort Number:
    PT 260
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    WorkSpaces
    Temporary Workspaces: 8.7.2010 05:31 Piano.
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
On 18 September 2014 Scotland goes to the polls to vote on independence. To mark this and in celebration of all things Scottish, British Pathé has created Scotland: The Heritage Collection.
scot

Related Videos

Hide
Assembling A Motor Cycle In Twenty Minutes!

Assembling A Motor Cycle In Twenty Minutes!

Two men rush to assemble a motorcycle in record time. It is then taken on a test run.

Wedding Of Miss Jean Nicholl - Dublin Aka Tennis Star Weds

Wedding Of Miss Jean Nicholl - Dublin Aka Tennis Star Weds

This is duplicate of Pathe Gazettes 43/10 story found in the "Newsbriefs" with same title.

Millions For Aluminium Aka Aluminium From Canada

Millions For Aluminium Aka Aluminium From Canada

This is a copy of the story "Aluminium from Canada" - tape *PM1077* - Film ID 1077.29.

Trains As Target Aka Strafing Tactics

Trains As Target Aka Strafing Tactics

This is a copy of the story "Strafing Tactics" - tape *PM1077* - Film ID 1077.15.

Bombs Gone Aka American Bombers Continue Daylight Exploits

Bombs Gone Aka American Bombers Continue Daylight Exploits

This is a copy of the story "American Bombers Continue Daylight Exploits" - tape *PM1077* - Film ID 1077.24.

Wot! No Thrills? Version 2

Wot! No Thrills? Version 2

Sunday Chronicle Chess Tournament with Arturo Pomar and motorcycle racing in Vienna.

Your World In 9 Minutes Beware - Other Items Share This Title

Your World In 9 Minutes Beware - Other Items Share This Title

Title card for the issue 46/67.

Hikers Gramophone

Hikers Gramophone

Two hikers have music while they walk after they rig up a gramophone suspended from poles and carry it between them.

Operatic Singer With Synchronised Sound

Operatic Singer With Synchronised Sound

Early method of producing sound film is demonstrated.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald